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HERITAGE BEAUTIES FOR LEASE

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, heritage, property, real estate, Uncategorized by freoview on June 25, 2020

 

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These two stunning buildings in Fremantle’s historic High Street are for lease. The one on the right is all vacant while the one on the left has the Breaks cafe at street level, but amazing available spaces upstairs.

Any takers?

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE SOLD

Posted in city of fremantle, property, real estate, Uncategorized by freoview on June 19, 2020

 

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More good news for Fremantle that the former Technical College at the Cappuccino Strip has been sold by the WA State Government.

The heritage listed property spans from Essex Street to Norfolk Street and from Essex Lane to South Terrace. It is an iconic building in a prime location opposite Fremantle Markets, so we’ll have to wait and see who purchased it and what the future plans for it are.

Roel Loopers

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LIVING SOCIAL IN FREO’S WEST END

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, lifestyle, living, real estate, Uncategorized by freoview on May 28, 2020

 

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I noticed when walking past that there are still a few apartments for sale at the SOCIAL in Henry Street.

Living in Fremantle’s historic West End must be very special, so if you are in the market check it out!

Roel Loopers

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WA RELIEF FUNDS FOR TENANTS AND LANDLORDS

Posted in city of fremantle, covid-19, property, real estate, state government, Uncategorized by freoview on April 23, 2020

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Just announced by WA Premier Mark McGowan!

 

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FREO HERITAGE PROPERTY FOR SALE

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, property, real estate, Uncategorized by freoview on February 26, 2020

 

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Another beautiful Fremantle heritage building is for sale. The in 1890 built ‘Atlas Chambers’ at 6-8 Cliff Street in the historic West End is on the market.

Roel Loopers

WHY BAN DEVELOPERS FROM LOCAL COUNCILS?

 

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The news that the NSW government is drafting amendments to the legislation to ban property developers, real estate agents, and their associates from being elected to local councils is rather outrageous and most likely unconstitutional. No surprise though that there are people in WA who believe we should introduce it here as well

Since when did these professions become illegal activities and make those professionals not proper enough to stand for local government, and why should we stop there? Maybe make architects and builders also the enemies of the community and ban them as well, or anyone who migrated, people from foreign cultures, people who are not blonde and blue-eyed, or just anyone we disagree with.

Real estate agents and developers have the same human rights to vote and be elected as everyone else in our country. As far as I know even outlawed bikies could be elected on local councils or other forms of government.

It is rather remarkable that a government wants to ban those people who invest in developing our communities, because governments have neither the means nor the commitment to build new urban infill and outer suburbs, so why should those who do that not be part of the decision making?

Fremantle had two solid Councillors in Bill Massey and John Alberti, who both are real estate agents, and from my observation neither of them ever abused that position for personal gain. Councillors have the duty to declare a conflict of interest and are excused from participating in the debate and voting when they do so, so there is no reason to ban the professions the NSW government wants to exclude.

It is extremely dangerous to start banning law-abiding people from being elected to government. It is fascism really.

Roel Loopers

FREO INNER CITY APARTMENTS NEAR COMPLETION

Posted in accommodation, city of fremantle, development, property, real estate, Uncategorized by freoview on February 18, 2020

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The Social residential apartment building on the former Fremantle Workers Club site in Henry Street is nearing completion, with quite beautiful metal folding blinds on the balconies being installed currently. I like the look of it.

Roel Loopers

LITTLE LANE SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT FOR FREMANTLE

 

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I am delighted to hear that work has commenced on Yolk Property Group’s Little Lane apartments at 52 Adelaide Street in Fremantle, with demolition of the iconic site now underway.

I believe it is essential that the run down east of the CBD will be modernised and with the Woolstores hotel development and Hilton Doubletree hotel development in the pipeline and the Kings Square redevelopment nearing completion, the modernisation of the Fremantle CBD is well under way

The Little Lane building was home in the 1960s and 1970s to the Coles department store and in more recent times Many 2.0.

Little Lane will feature 70 apartments above a laneway alive with a new mix of cafe and foodie culture.

One of Australia and New Zealand’s largest construction providers Icon / Cockram has been appointed to build Little Lane. The apartments were designed by Fremantle based Harris Jenkins Architects

Affordable through a mix of dwelling sizes, the one, two and three-bedroom residences start from $359,000.

With extensive use of rooftop solar panels and a guarantee from an independent energy supplier, residents will be rewarded with a discounted rate of 10 per cent less than Synergy’s A1 Home

With demolition works scheduled to take three months, construction is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2021.

 

For further information visit http://www.littlelane.com.au.

Roel Loopers

PRIME FREO LANDMARK FOR SALE

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Lands Minister Ben Wyatt today called for expressions of interest for the sale and redevelopment of the former Fremantle Technical College site in the heart of the port city.

Located opposite the iconic Fremantle Markets, the historic property offers heritage-listed buildings on more than 2,400 square metres of prime land and represents a significant redevelopment opportunity for the right investor.

The college site has been a part of the fabric of Fremantle since the late 1800s and is within walking distance of key tourist attractions including the Fremantle Prison, Round House, Maritime Museum and Fishing Boat Harbour.

The State Government is seeking a proponent who has the vision to reactivate and restore this underutilised heritage asset, building on the regeneration of Fremantle’s city centre and successfully demonstrating heritage conservation and adaptive reuse.

Conservation and maintenance works were recently completed to prepare the character buildings for sale. Any future redevelopment plans will need to ensure the heritage value is retained and celebrated.

This would be a great location for a boutique hotel on the Cappuccino Strip

 

Roel Loopers

 

MORE FREMANTLE CBD DEVELOPMENT STARTING

 

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Very good to see the start of another development in the Fremantle inner city, with builders McCorkell taken possession of the former Warders Cottages in Henderson Street next to the Fremantle Markets.

The site which is owned by the Hougoumont Hotel people will become a tiny boutique hotel and a tavern at the back between the cottages and the market.

At the former Energy Museum in Parry Street the Match group has put signs up that they will commence with the residential M/27 development there as well, and just down the road at Adelaide Street the Yolk property group has also indicated they will be starting with the Little Lane residential building soon as well.

If, as expected and I hope, Silverleaf Investments will get the go ahead for the Woolstores hotel development, that will also start in the first quarter of next year, so things are very much on the move in good old Freo!

Roel Loopers

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